Thursday, June 21, 2012

Nubar ~ Treasure


Nubar ~ Treasure  
Medium purple with a subtle holographic effect

Treasure is from Nubar’s prisms collection from spring 2010.

It is a scattered holo, but a very subtle one unless you’re in direct sunlight. The formula is good to work with, like all other Nubars I’ve tried, and it took three coats to reach the desired opaqueness.

Here’s what it looks like in the shadow – there’s no top coat involved just yet:


And since the sun was so friendly to show itself: Here’s a pic in the sun.
 


I had hoped for more holo effect, and also a bit more of the wow effect. But fortunately it’s pretty easy to achieve that.

I grabbed a bunch of polishes and a dotting tool and started to dot. I used Funky Fingers “Riot” (a rich crème purple), H&M “Plum” (a darker crème purple), and H&M/Disney “Daisy”, which is a light grey polish that I only bought because I liked the bottle!

I dotted randomly with two different sized dotting tools (same tool – different size on each end). Here’s what that ended up looking like after applying a layer of Seche Vite top coat:


And here’s a picture of the polishes I used. I must admit that I enjoy playing around a bit with some of the many colours I’ve got in my stash.


I really like this mani. It may be simple, but it works. And I achieved the wow effect that I was after in the first place. :)
What do you think? Do you even like polka dots?


Nubar ~ Treasure 
Opacity: 5/10
Colour, prettiness: 5/10
Durability: 6/10
Value for money: 5/10
Overall: 5.25/10
Buy again: No

25 comments:

  1. Treasure looks pretty and I like the mani with dots :D Cute.

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    1. Thank you. I was so pleased with the dots :)

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  2. I love the polka dots! I'm not sure why I haven't done much of them yet. -_-

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    1. I love dots, but I feel I do the same over and over again when I do them. :D

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  3. I too love the formula of Nubar - but i agree: Not much holo here...
    But you ended up with a very cute mani anyhow!

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    1. Thank you so much! I was a little bit disappointed with the Nubar so it'll probably end up on my swap list :)

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  4. Love Treasure on its own, but I like it even more with the polka dots. (I have H&M's Plum, now reminded me of that beauty) :)

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    1. The dots do add something extra to this mani, doesn't it :)
      You should wear Plum soon. It's so pretty :)

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    2. Yeah I totally should :)

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    1. Thanks :) I like Nubar polishes in general :)

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  6. Treasure is just beautiful but combo! Oh it's gorgeous!

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  7. I love the shades of purple dots on top of this, very pretty! ^.^

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    1. Thank you. I was pleased over how good the grey turned out on this mani :)

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  8. Very pretty! Love the Daisy Duck bottle--I haven't seen that before. :)

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    1. I never wear grey, but I knew I had to have that Daisy Duck bottle! :D

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  9. This is so pretty!! I love it!

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  10. It looks amazing in the sunlight! + I like your dots! :)

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    1. Thank you. I think the sun should show itself more often than it does :D

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  11. Treasure looks amazing in your photos.

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    1. Thank you. It definitely needs a bit of sun to show itself from its prettier side :)

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